75cl * 13.0% ABV * Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Batailley has become a dependable property year-on-year to produce well-priced, but classic claret. Pauillac through-and-through, there's a heady perfume of red fruit, mingling with some warm gravel and chocolate notes. Muscular and grippy and at the same time rich and spicy in the mouth and already beginning to evolve, this will gain class and complexity with age. Drink to 2035 - with game birds or roast beef.